Peter Didsbury

Peter Didsbury

Peter Didsbury (born 1946) is an English poet [ [ Peter Didsbury ] ] who was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire but lived most of his life in Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There, he has worked as an archaeologist and creative writing tutor. [ [ Bloodaxe Books: Author Page > Peter Didsbury ] ]

His works

Didsbury's poetry collections, all published by Bloodaxe Books, are "The Butchers of Hull" (1982), "The Classical Farm" (1987), "That Old-Time Religion" (1994) and "A Natural History", incorporated in "Scenes from a Long Sleep: New and Collected Poems" (2003). [ [ Scenes from a Long Sleep: New & Collected Poems by Peter Didsbury - PopMatters Book Review ] ]

Didsbury appeared in the 1982 Bloodaxe anthology, "A Rumoured City", edited by Douglas Dunn and featuring other Hull poets such as Sean O’Brien, Douglas Houston and Tony Flynn, and was associated with the Hull journal "Bête Noire". Some critics, however, have seen him as more correctly aligned with the radical poetics of the British Poetry Revival.


External links

* [ "New British Poetry" and Peter Didsbury as a contributor]

* [ "Metre" magazine interviews Peter Didsbury]

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